The Force Touch technology has been in talks right since the speculations around the iPhone 6s started building up. And to put all speculations to rest, Apple launched the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus yesterday at its event in San Francisco. Apple accepted that the new iPhones indeed included the Force Touch technology, named as the 3D Touch. It was first seen on the Apple Watch and to get it on the iPhone is a really exciting move from the Cupertino giant. But is the 3D Touch technology practical and useful ? Let’s take a look into its features and find out what 3D Touch really is and how it actually works.
Image : iPhone 6s 3D Force Touch Explained
An Upgrade to Multi-Touch :
The new iPhones get a pressure-sensitive display, which can measure how much pressure is being applied on the screen. Accordingly, actions are then performed according to the gestures. Just like the pinch, swipe, and tap-and-hold feature of multi-touch displays, the 3D Touch technology will take gesture control to the next level.
Peek and Pop :
This new feature added to the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus acts in conjunction with the 3D Touch technology. With Peek and Pop, you can preview any type of content and perform certain actions without having to open the content actually.
For instance, while browsing through your email inbox, you can Peek at any mail with a light press and can open it with a harder press to Pop inside. Similarly, if you want to take a look at a website link, you can actually Peek into it without having to leave the current screen. If you do want to open the website, you can Pop into it by pressing deeply.
If you want to take a snap or a video immediately or want to directly go to any camera mode like slo-mo or time lapse, you just need to press the Camera icon on the Home screen. Similarly, Quick Action works with Messages, Maps, Mail, and much more.
More Options with 3D Touch :
The 3D Touch works throughout the whole environment of iOS 9 and makes things easier and more intuitive. For example, while typing a text you can just press the keyboard and it acts like a trackpad, allowing you to select and precisely manipulate text. The Notes app is also supported and you can show your creative skills using 3D Touch by pressing lightly to get fine lines or pressing a little deeper to get thicker lines.
With 3D Touch technology in iOS 9 , apps will never feel the same again and this technology will make you feel connected to your iPhone in a better way.